Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street gave Margot Robbie a huge opportunity that she fearlessly seized, dressing up as Harley Quinn broke her into the mainstream as a Hollywood star, and now I, Tonya should net her a first-time Oscar nomination. Directed by Craig Gillespie (last year’s The Finest Hours), the biopic depicts the figure skating career of the infamous Tonya Harding, allowing for Margot Robbie to undergo a drastic physical and personality transformation shedding all that starlet glamour to bring out some old-fashioned white trash Americana. The makeup effects which present Tonya Harding at three different critical points in her life are nothing short of astounding; Robbie is absolutely unrecognizable and a tour de force. It’s still early in her career, but this will go down as her performance to beat, and much like pulling off a triple axle, it won’t be easy to surpass.
SEE ALSO: Watch the trailer for I, Tonya here
I, Tonya screened at the Chicago International Film Festival.
Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises among the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
I, Tonya will be released on December 8th in the U.S. our review of the film from this year’s Toronto International Film Festival here.